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# phishing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

# phishing - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

# phishing - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Gardaí warn public to be alert to 'fraudsters exploiting the spread of Covid-19'

The three types of fraud being highlighted at present involve internet phishing, fraudulent selling, and social engineering scams.

# phishing - Monday 22 July, 2019

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

# phishing - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Gardaí have issued a range of advice to help people avoid getting caught when buying online ahead of the Christmas period.

# phishing - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages

The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.

# phishing - Thursday 17 August, 2017

# phishing - Friday 21 July, 2017

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam? Scam-a-lot This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?

Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.

# phishing - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

# phishing - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs

The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.

# phishing - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

# phishing - Monday 1 August, 2016

# phishing - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers

The phishing scam brings you to a fake payment page where you’re asked to enter in financial details.

# phishing - Monday 25 January, 2016

If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately

A number of people have been sent emails which appear to come from the company.

# phishing - Monday 11 January, 2016

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

# phishing - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance

A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time

# phishing - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams

Gardaí have issued a warning today.

# phishing - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas

Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.

# phishing - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail

Introducing: Security Key

# phishing - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# phishing - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

'iCloud was not breached': Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack

The company says it was a targeted attack and does not represent a wider risk.

# phishing - Monday 12 May, 2014

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# phishing - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

# phishing - Monday 16 September, 2013

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud

An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.

# phishing - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Irish people in Cairo, Michael Dwyer, and Scotland Yard looking at the death of Princess Diana (again).

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

# phishing - Friday 9 August, 2013

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime

Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.

# phishing - Friday 26 July, 2013

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details

Email users are being bombarded with scam emails asking for account details and mobile phone numbers.

# phishing - Monday 1 October, 2012

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

The National Consumer Agency has said it received 835 scam-related queries in the last 12 months, most related to ‘PC phishing’

# phishing - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Revenue warns internet users over fake email 'tax refund' scam

If you get an email offering you a €278 tax refund, steer clear – sadly, it’s too good to be true.

# phishing - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey

Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.

# phishing - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.

# phishing - Sunday 7 August, 2011

This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts

Hackers are turning to smartphones to access personal information, with Android devices said to be especially vulnerable.

# phishing - Thursday 2 June, 2011

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.

Google uncovers Gmail security attack aimed at tricking users into sharing passwords

Internet company says personal Gmail accounts belonging to US government officials, journalists and Chinese political activists are among the hundreds affected.

# phishing - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam

The budget airline warns of an email scam advising people to pay for the delivery of a car “won” in a scratchcard competition.